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Are .38 Spl Seater and TC dies OK for 9MM??
« on: November 29, 2016, 11:59:02 am »
Will a .38 Spl crimp die [#18] work acceptably for seating (with no crimping) 9MM Luger cases?  Is a longer Bullet Seater [#20U] needed due to the shorter cases?  [this is the seater/crimp die that came from Star as part of a .38 Spl toolhead with a Lifetyme carbide sizing die]

The #18 crimp/seater dies weren't marked for caliber (at least not .38 Spl), so did Star use the same crimp die for 9MM & .38 Spl/.357 Mag?

Will a .38 Spl Taper Crimp die [#18T] work for crimping 9MM Luger cases?  As with the #18, the #18T was not marked for caliber.

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Re: Are .38 Spl Seater and TC dies OK for 9MM??
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 02:38:37 pm »
Go to your favorite reloading manual and compare case dimensions for each . You probably will answer your own question .

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Re: Are .38 Spl Seater and TC dies OK for 9MM??
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 04:47:41 pm »
Go to the below listed page for 38Spl and then look up 9mm Luger to compare.

http://stevespages.com/jpg/cd38special.jpg
http://stevespages.com/jpg/cd9parabellum.jpg




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Re: Are .38 Spl Seater and TC dies OK for 9MM??
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 09:43:05 pm »
Greetings,

I have a set of original Star 9mm dies for seating and taper crimping. They are both marked "9mm".

Check with Bruce Williams as he probably has dies for 9mm available.

www.starmachineworks.com

Cheers,

Dave